Movie of the Week: Horrors of Spider Island

This amusingly-dubbed 1960 German Horror-Nudie was released in American adults-only theaters in '62, then had its nude scenes removed for re-release on the monster matinee circuit a few years later. It also was on Mystery Science Theater 3000, but don't let that dumb show keep you from seeing this. It's a highly surreal and unique experience.

Do you know how many video rental stores I scoured in the 80's and 90's searching for this brain-scrambler? But now that we have the internet, this public domain film can be streamed anywhere, and you can even download the whole thing at archive.org.

1 comment:

pupating said...

I learned a lot from this film. For example, long-handled hammers are indicative of uranium excavation operations!